Covid-19 Update


Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 and until further notice, Econsult Solutions is having staff members work from home. This form of “social distancing” has been implemented with the safety of our staff and the community at large in mind. We have instituted all necessary remote-working features and remain open for business, hard at work on current engagements and eager to hear how we can support your needs. 

These are extraordinary times. The global pandemic has reached every aspect of every life in every corner of the world. More than ever, ESI stands ready to apply economics, strategy, and insight to help you move forward. Be on the lookout for additional content on our blog, Present Value. Together we will emerge stronger and wiser. 

Christopher Swann

Christopher Swann, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Background & Experience

Christopher Swann is an economist, currently engaged in applied economic research and private consulting, and is an adjunct instructor in economics at both Temple University and Drexel University.

He began his career at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon Communications) where he held positions in research, business marketing, and product management. His work encompassed rate planning and witness support, corporate planning, and consulting. After completing his Ph.D. in Economics, he joined WEFA/Global Insight (now IHS) as a Senior Economist, responsible for developing the U.S. macroeconomic forecasts, and also written analyses on the U.S. economy, business investment, and the labor market. As Director of the World Service he coordinated global publications and developed various international country studies and forecasts. As Senior Consultant he developed analytic reports spanning a number of industries including telecommunications, equipment leasing, and electronic payments, He later joined the Bureau of Economic Analysis in Washington, D.C. before returning to Philadelphia as Vice President, Research Services, at Select Greater Philadelphia.

He served on the Board of Directors of National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and is currently a member of the editorial board of Business Economics, the NABE journal. He continues to serve as a member of other NABE working committees engaged in developing curricula for the Certified Business Economist program. He is a past Chair of the NABE Technology Roundtable, and is a past President of the Philadelphia Council for Business Economics.

He holds a B.A. in economics from Washington University, St. Louis, an M.A. in economics with a concentration in econometrics from Temple University, and a Ph.D. in economics also from Temple University with concentrations in industrial organization and international economics.

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Economics